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Left,Mike Pratt and right, Tom Leach, spoke to a packed house at St. Catharine College during the St. Catharine College Circle of Friends campaign, which resulted in $250,000 raised for student financial assistance.

St. Catharine College Circle of Friends campaign raises $250,000

The St. Catharine College Circle of Friends campaign that featured an evening with University of Kentucky broadcast legends Tom Leach and Mike Pratt recently closed and the final tally was approximately $250,000.

Leach and Pratt were on campus on Dec. 12 and spoke to a packed house at the Spalding Student & Community Center. They gave insight on University of Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari and his career at UK. Leach and Pratt also mingled with guests of the college prior to taking the podium.

Len Spalding and Bob Goodlett served as the campaign chairs and both considered it a huge success.

“Our St. Catharine College Circle of Friends was a real triumph of broad community support as well as teamwork and preparation by the staff at SCC,” Spalding said. “At the end of evening we received many nice compliments from people who reported that they had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

I feel the St. Catharine College Circle of Friends was a real success not only in money received but along with a large and enthusiastic crowd,” Goodlett said. “I personally made contact with approximately 50 different people in our community and every visit resulted in a positive response toward the college. The community remains very supportive of St. Catharine College and is willing to respond to the economic needs of the college. We must continue our efforts to convey the success stories of the college in and around our community. The future of the college remains strong and we can and will continue to ask for their support.”

Funds raised from the campaign go towards student financial assistance and scholarships.

Founded in the Dominican tradition in 1931 and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, St. Catharine College, a Catholic Dominican college inspired by its founders, welcomes all to the challenging pursuit of truth, preparing them to become critical thinkers, ethical leaders and engaged citizens.